Shiru Ladonai - Psalm 96 (William Sharlin) 4:54
Sing Unto the Lord (Charles Davidson) 1:17
Sing Unto God (Debbie Friedman) 2:22
Adonai malakh (Frederick Piket) 2:40
L’kha dodi (Max Janowski) 4:30
L’kha dodi (Robert Strassburg) 6:41
L’kha dodi (David Schiff) 3:11
L’kha dodi (Sol Zim) 10:20
Tov l'hodot (Lazare Saminsky) 4:07
Tov l'hodot (Zavel Zilberts) 7:21



Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless His Name, proclaim His victory day after day.
Tell of His glory among nations, His wondrous deeds, among all peoples.
For the Lord is great and much acclaimed, He is held in awe by all divine beings.
All the gods of the peoples are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
Glory and majesty are before Him; strength and splendor are in His temple.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His Name, bring tribute and enter His courts.
Bow down to the Lord majestic in holiness; tremble in His presence, all the earth!
Declare among the nations, “The Lord is king!” the world stands firm; it cannot be shaken; He judges the peoples with equity.
Let the heavens rejoice and the earth exult; let the sea and all within it thunder, the fields and everything in them exult; then shall all the trees of the forest shout for joy at the presence of the Lord, for He is coming, for He is coming to rule the earth; He will rule the world justly, and its peoples in faithfulness.


The Lord reigns, in triumph clothed,clothed is the Lord, in strength He is girded. Yes, the world stands firm, not to be shaken.

Your throne stands firm from of old, from forever You are.

The waters lifted up, O Lord, the waters lifted up their voice, the streams lift up their roaring,

More than the sound of many waters, the sea’s majestic breakers, majestic on high is the Lord.

Your statutes are very faithful. Holiness suits Your house. The Lord is for all time.



Beloved, come—let us approach the Sabbath bride and welcome the entrance of our Sabbath, the bride.

STROPHES 1, 5, and 9:

God, whose very uniqueness is His essence,
Whose very name is “One,”
Had us hear simultaneously the two imperatives in His Sabbath commandments:
“Guard the Sabbath,” “Remember the Sabbath”—
Two words spoken at Sinai concurrently
Were heard by Israel as one command.
To our one and unique God, and to His name,
Let there be fame, glory, and praise.

Awaken, awaken!
Your light has come.
Arise and shine,
Awake, awake—
Speak a song! Sing a poem!
The glory of the Lord is revealed to you.

Sabbath, you who are your Master’s crown,
Come in Peace, in joy, in gladness
Into the midst of the faithful
of a remarkably special people.
Come, O Sabbath bride—
Bride, come!


A Psalm. A song for the Sabbath day.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, Most High One,
To tell of Your kindness in the morning, to tell of Your faithfulness each night.
With a ten-stringed instrument and a nevel, with sacred thoughts sounded on the kinor.
For You, Lord, have brought me much gladness with Your works.
Let me revel in Your handiwork.
How great are Your works, Lord!
Your thoughts are indeed profound.
The ignorant do not know of this, nor can fools understand this: that though the wicked may spring up like grass;
And though evildoers may flourish, they do so only eventually to be destroyed forever.
But You, Lord, are to be exalted forever.
Here are Your enemies; Your enemies shall perish; the workers of evil shall be scattered.
You have elevated me to a place of high distinction, like the wild ox of old.
I am anointed with fresh and fragrant oil.
I have already seen the defeat of my foes;
I have already heard of the doom of the evil who plot and rise against me.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, growing mighty as a cedar in Lebanon.
Planted in the Lord’s house, they shall flourish in the courtyard of our God.
They shall bear fruit even in old age, and be full of life’s vigor and freshness—
To declare that the Lord is upright and just, my Rock in Whom there is no unrighteousness.



Composer: Charles Davidson
Composer: Debbie Friedman
Composer: Max Janowski
Composer: Frederick Piket
Composer: Lazare Saminsky
Composer: David Schiff
Composer: William Sharlin
Composer: Robert Strassburg
Composer: Zavel Zilberts
Composer: Sol Zim
Genre: Liturgical

Performers: Zephir: Voices Unbound;  Samuel Adler, Conductor;  Aaron Miller, Organ;  Rochester Singers;  Debbie Friedman, Guitar and vocals;  Harold Orbach, Cantor;  Carolina Chamber ChoraleMargery Dodds, Organ;  Timothy Koch, Conductor;  Richard Troxell, Tenor;  Justin Bischof, Organ;  Patrick Gardner, Conductor;  Kirkpatrick Choir;  Judith Blanc Schiff, Cantor;  Chamber Music Northwest;  David Shifrin, Clarinet;  Rolf Barnes, Keyboards and Instruments;  Hollis Hills Jewish Center Nashir B'kol Choir;  Sol Zim, Cantor;  Barbara Harbach, Organ;  Alberto Mizrahi, Cantor;  Chorus ViennensisRaphael Frieder, Cantor;  Adolf Hennig, Organ;  Vienna Boys ChoirGerald Wirth, Conductor

Date Recorded: 10/01/2000
Venue: Temple Israel of Hollywood, CA
Engineer: Joe Bellamy, Peace in the Valley Studio
Assistant Engineer: Redford, J.A.C.
Date Recorded: 12/18/1993
Venue: Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY
Engineer: Dusman, David
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Co-Producer: Adler, Samuel
Date Recorded: 05/01/1993
Venue: Debbie Friedman's studio, San Diego, CA
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael
Date Recorded: 01/01/1999
Venue: Dog House Studio, Studio City, California
Assistant Engineer: Michael Turner and Craig Taubman
Date Recorded: 01/01/1991
Venue: Portland, Oregon
Assistant Engineer: Schiff, David
Date Recorded: 01/01/2012
Venue: HyperStudio, West Hampstead, New York
Engineer: Kantor, Eiton
Date Recorded: 05/01/1993
Venue: Kilbourn Hall/Eastman School of Music (A), University of Rochester, New York
Engineer: Dusman, David
Assistant Engineer: Isaacson, Michael


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